National Fisherman


Worldwide, seafood is having an identity crisis.

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Marylanders could have an easier time finding — and affording — local crabs this summer, a survey of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population suggests.

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Washington state’s dominant seafood company is getting bigger with the acquisition of a German seafood processing plant to process Alaska-caught seafood in Europe.

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SEAFOOD NEWS — A Pacific fisheries bloc has unanimously decided to maintain a management system that it says has increased revenue to the islands by more than 500 percent in the past six years.

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TANMEN, China — In the disputed waters of the South China Sea, fishermen are the wild card.

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Scientists exploring a Pacific Ocean ecosystem have stumbled upon an undiscovered horde of thousands of little crabs. They say this is the southernmost population of this crab species ever found, extending its known range.

Video courtesy the Woods Hole Oceanographic Insitution via the Wall Street Journal.


On the National Geographic Channel, Buddy Guindon and his family navigate high-seas dramas and the cutthroat business of commercial fishing.

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Lawsuits for the approval of a genetically modified fish are an indicator of the philosophical divide over genetically modified organisms in animal agriculture, specialists say.

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West coast sardine fishermen for a second straight season will have to keep their boats moored or find something else to catch.

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The city’s Fisheries Commission weighed in with public comments on proposed adjustments to the Northeast Fishery Management Plan, expressing concern about heavy cuts in 2016 catch quotas for some of the fishery’s most important species and frustration with the process for determining the size of fish stocks.

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Inside the Industry

(Bloomberg) — Millions of dead fish stretched out over 200 kilometers of central Vietnamese beaches are posing the biggest test so far for the new government.

The Communist administration led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has been criticized on social media for a lack of transparency and slow response, with thousands protesting Sunday in major cities and provincial areas.

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The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.

The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.

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